Nº 367, 25 de octubre, 2019

European Observatory on Gerontomigration Press Bulletin
#367 (25 October 2019)
British residents in the province of Malaga are increasing in number, at least according to the official figures. This is the first time that the number of residents has increased after six years of decline… at the start of this month 47,193 British nationals were registered on their local town hall population census … in the province … far from the 76,931 residents registered in 2013. … Council sources say they hope a large part of the unregistered, floating population will join the census over the next few days or weeks when the outcome of Brexit becomes clearer. … Joining the padrón, however, is only one of the likely requirements British residents will need to meet after Britain leaves the EU. … in recent months the number of British residents applying for this certificate (a green card or paper) has increased. … Last Saturday, Brexpats in Spain handed over a petition to the British government.
«Residence cards chaos«, Costa Blanca News, 24 | 10 | 2019 – Noticia
…British people attending certain National Police foreigners’ offices in Alicante province are being given conflicting and confusing information by officials.
La Delegación del Gobierno y la Policía Nacional dotarán de más plantilla a las oficinas de Extranjería para acortar sus tiempos de respuesta y para hacer frente a la situación que plantea la salida del Reino Unido de la Unión Europea. El ‘Brexit’ obliga a los ciudadanos británicos residentes en España a regularizar su situación, con un trámite sencillo, pero que ya ha provocado un aumento notable de su presencia en las oficinas. La directora del Área de Trabajo e Inmigración en Baleares … recuerda que el porcentaje de población extranjera en Baleares está por encima de la media nacional y, además, que aumenta a un ritmo más elevado.
«Un 40% de los compradores de vivienda extranjeros elige Costa Blanca«, Inmodiario, 23 | 10 | 2019 – Nota de Prensa (Comunicación, agencia de publicidad y comunicación)
El sector inmobiliario en España sigue su crecimiento, así lo demuestra el último informe Tinsa … en gran medida por la alta demanda extranjera. … la provincia de Alicante y la Costa Blanca sigue siendo un destino muy atractivo para los clientes extranjeros. … en 2018, cuatro de cada 10 viviendas vendidas en Alicante fueron adquiridos por extranjeros, según los datos del Colegio Oficial de Agentes de la Propiedad Inmobiliaria (API) de Alicante. … los británicos siguen siendo los líderes en compraventa de viviendas en la provincia … aunque han sufrido un leve descenso. … según los datos del Informe de Transacciones de Extranjeros del Colegio de Notarios de Valencia. … prácticamente coinciden con los que maneja la promotora de origen británico Taylor Wimpey España.
“There are huge numbers of people who made a very rational decision years ago to move because they could afford to move because they could make their pension go a bit further in countries like rural France or in Spain and they are in desperate straits because of this,” Morgan told peers on the House of Lords EU justice sub-committee. The committee chair … identified the pension issue as of “fundamental concern” to the 220,000 British pensioners living in the EU.  … Morgan said it was not good enough for the British government to expect other EU countries or the European commission to guarantee their rights. … “Britain can’t just wash its hands of its citizens abroad,” said Morgan. The committee heard that pensioners were desperately worried… Morgan, who is a retired barrister living in Italy and part of the British in Europe campaign group, said the costs to the UK government would double if they had to pay healthcare for returning British pensioners. … The Department for Work and Pensions said it would increase the state pension for UK citizens in the EU for the next three years under the “triple-lock” arrangements… “During this three-year period the UK government plans to negotiate a new arrangement with the EU to ensure that uprating continues,” said a spokesperson.
Kevin and Susan Bryant, 55 and 48, … began hunting for where … might retire on his educator’s pension. … finally settling on Spain for a variety of reasons, including its relative affordability, good health care, and that his teacher’s pension could qualify as income to help him get residency there. … They loved Denia for a number of reasons, including its historic architecture … great food … four-season climate and coastal location. Plus, Susan adds: “It’s a very family-oriented city with lots of celebrations.” … Kevin studied Spanish in school and “even remembered some of it,” he says. “I expected to be fluent fairly quickly, but we moved to a place where many speak Valencian rather than Castilian, so my progress is slower than expected.” Susan didn’t have any Spanish language background, but she’s taking classes and now says that while she can’t converse that well, she can understand and read things better.
«PP insta a los propietarios de viviendas afectadas a solicitar la AFO«, Andalucía Información, 21 | 10 | 2019 – Noticia
El portavoz del Partido Popular … ha comparecido … en rueda de prensa … para hacer una llamamiento a la ciudadanía chiclanera e instar a los propietarios de viviendas irregulares a solicitar la declaración de Asimilados Fuera de Ordenación (AFO) de sus viviendas y poder acceder así a los servicios básicos. … “Los vecinos tendrían que presentar en el Ayuntamiento la solicitud para que sus viviendas sean declaradas Asimilados Fuera de Ordenación (AFO) y con el documento expedido por el Consistorio ir a las empresas suministradoras de agua o luz para acceder a esos servicios”. Para conseguir una resolución positiva de la Administración local, los propietarios de viviendas que cumplan los requisitos de la norma andaluza “deben aportar…”.
The novelties of the Boris Johnson deal mainly concern the Irish border and he has maintained Theresa May’s deal concerning citizens’ rights
«Brexit healthcare fears fuel expatriate insurance interest in Europe«, Reuters, 16 | 10 | 2019 – Reportaje (Carolyn Cohn, Isla Binnie y Maya Nikolaeva)
…opening up a potentially lucrative new market for European health insurers. … Allianz Care, which offers an international private medical insurance policy, said enquiries from British citizens, often living in or with properties in France or Spain, had risen by 20% so far this year from the same 2018 period. … many potential customers are concerned about the cost and are holding off buying health insurance policies until they’re sure they need to…
The programme follows British estate agents hoping to find British expats their dream home in the sun.
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Recogido en la sección Documentos el Real Decreto 595/2019, de 18 de octubre, por el que se introduce una nueva disposición adicional tercera (relativa a la acreditación de la residencia por fondos de pensiones e instituciones de inversión colectiva a efectos de la aplicación de determinadas exenciones) en el Reglamento del Impuesto sobre la Renta de no Residentes, aprobado por el Real Decreto 1776/2004, de 30 de julio.
Enviado por José Antonio Sierra